HKBU opens its 15th Chinese medicine clinic today

28 May 2013


The Haven of Hope – Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Specialty Clinic, a collaboration between the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) and Haven of Hope Christian Service, officially opened today (28 May). The clinic, located in Causeway Bay, is the eighth HKBU affiliated Chinese medicine clinic and the 15th of all HKBU clinics. It aims to provide the community with modernised and high quality Chinese medicine services. Officiating at today’s opening ceremony were Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU; Dr. Cheng Hon-kwan, Chairman of Haven of Hope Christian Service; Dr. Lam Ching-choi, Chief Executive Officer of Haven of Hope Christian Service; Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development), HKBU; Mr. Andy Lee, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary; Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of Chinese Medicine; and Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President. In his welcoming remarks, Professor Albert Chan said HKBU’s School of Chinese Medicine has been dedicated to the development of Chinese medicine clinical services. To cope with the increasing demand for Chinese medicine services in the community, HKBU has cooperated with Haven of Hope once again to set up the University’s eighth affiliated Chinese medicine clinic. Professor Chan said: “HKBU’s School of Chinese Medicine will continue to uphold its mission of teaching and learning, research and service so as to enhance our academic achievements through research and to apply research output to our medical goals, further contributing to the betterment of society.” Dr. Cheng Hon-kwan said the Haven of Hope medical centre in Causeway Bay provides one-stop services blending Chinese and Western medicine. He said HKBU has made tremendous contributions to the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong in recent years. The further cooperation between Haven of Hope and HKBU would advance the integration of Chinese and Western medicine, providing the public with a more comprehensive range of medical services. Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Lu Aiping said that in order to offer high quality Chinese medicine services to the public, HKBU has assigned various Chinese medicine practitioners to the clinic which provides internal and specialty services catering to patients’ needs, such as coping with Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, etc. The clinic has six private consultation rooms and two well-equipped treatment rooms as well as a modernised herbal brewing room and a herb storage room to provide patients with traditional herbs or Chinese herbal granules in a more convenient and efficient manner. To promote the standardisation of Chinese medicine, it is also equipped with a computerised management system for patient records, pharmacy and herb storage. In addition to general consultation services, the clinic also provides a broad spectrum of Chinese medicine specialty services covering internal diseases, gerontology, pain management, dermatology, oncology, acupuncture, traumatology, orthopedics, gynaecology, paediatrics, etc. For details of the clinic, please visit


(From left) Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Dr. Lam Ching-choi, Professor Rick Wong, Dr. Cheng Hon-kwan, Professor Albert Chan, Mr. Andy Lee, and Professor Lu Aiping officiate at the opening ceremony